Monday, August 20, 2018

Christmas In July 2018-Day 41

Another day, another share.  Going to try real hard to get all seven days this week.  I noticed that I haven't gotten all seven days in any of the last four week.  That's pretty sad.  We'll see how I do.

1. Ave Maria by Fritz Weichbrodt from Trumpet Classics (Hamilton (Dot) HLP 166, Mono, 1966).  That's right, it's Ave Maria on the trumpet.  Haven't heard that this year, have we?

2. Dance And Be Merry (Adapted From "Country Gardens" English Morris Dance) by Bob Hannon With Jerry Sears And His Orchestra from the 78 set Songs For Little Folks (Mercury Miniature Playhouse 4x10" 78 RPM MMP 50M, Mono, 1949).  Some more leftovers from 10" record day last week.

3. Dance Of The Flutes by Ernest Ansermet With The Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, from Ballet Favorites-Highlights From The Nutcracker, Carnaval, Coppelia, Giselle (RCA Victrola (Canada) VIC-1066, Mono, 1964).  Is this actually Dance Of The Flutes?  It wasn't listed on the sleeve, but I sure thought that's what I was hearing...

4. Rorate Caeli (Song Of Advent) by The Sistine Chapel Choir from The Sistine Chapel Choir Sings-The Vatican Pavilion At The New York World's Fair (Kaye Records SC 1000, Mono, 1964).  I think I saw another record by these folks in the stack today, but I skipped over it.  I figure they can show up again next year.

5. Advent Processional by The Choir Of The Church Of Saint Mary-Rev. John J. Bonzagni, Director, from The Choir Of The Church Of Saint Mary-Lee, Massachusetts (Vogt Quality Recordings 2xLP CSRV 2754, Stereo).  What can I say about this one, I have no idea...

6. Coventry Carol by The Ringing Bells-Rachael Kuivinen, Director, my new favorite group, from Christmas Music/Bicentennial And Old Favorites (United Methodist Church Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio 6093N9, Stereo, 1976).  I've actually been to Chagrin Falls, almost 20 years ago.  I'm sure I didn't pick this record up then, but I thought it interesting that it was from someplace I'd visited.

7. Greenwillow Christmas (Carol) by The Melachrino Strings from Music From Frank Loesser's Greenwillow (RCA Victor LSP-2229, Stereo, 1960).  Don't think you've seen too many revivals of this show on Broadway...

8. Holiday by Ralph Wolf At The Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ from Holiday For Pipes (Concert Recording CR-0093, Stereo).  Probably the wrong holiday, but close enough.

9. In Dulci Jubilo by Dr. Robert Elmore from Organ Recital/Demonstration With Narrative (Allen Organs AO 3600, Stereo).  An organ record with a generic Allen Organ sleeve, so of course I had to pull it out and see what might be on it. :)

10. Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby by Merle Travis from Rough, Rowdy And Blue (CMH CMH-6262, Stereo, 1986).  I couldn't believe this when I spotted it, but there it was.  Not as great as I had hoped, but still one of those things that shouldn't have been lost to the ages.

And there we are, ten more tracks.  Enjoy!



Buster said...

Was the Dance of the Mirlitons listed on the Ansermet record? I think the Dance of the Flutes is sometimes called by that name. Or I could be mixed up - there are so many dances I get confused.

I just love Merle Travis! Never seen this one.

barba said...

i don’t mean to sound like a brown-noser, but the ringing bells of chagrin falls are pretty good. i had to look up chagrin falls because it sounded like a little corn crib out in the middle of nowhere, and i figured if it could support any churches, that would be a maximum of one; and i wondered if some methodist minister there would stand in the doorway and tell all the baptists and lutherans and episcopalians to keep out and go build their own churches. but it turns out that chagrin falls is a suburb of cleveland and as such, i guess it can support all kinds.

good to hear something at least vaguely christian from old merle travis, the man who wrote ‘16 tons’ (a song whose lyrics are so utterly marxist that the soviet union’s red army chorus used to showcase it regularly whenever they sang in the west). now, please don’t misunderstand. i’m not disparaging merle. (i’m a bit of a pinko myself.) in fact, i’d quickly point out that not only did doc watson name his son after mr travis (merle watson), but also (not to be out-done) chet atkins named his DAUGHTER after him (merle atkins). in fact, johnny cash wanted to sing “a girl named merle” as a follow up to “a boy named sue”, but he couldn’t get shel silverstein to write the lyrics.

as for ‘greenwillow christmas’, i’ve never been much on the strings of melachrino… but he makes such good cherries!

Stubby said...

5 stars, Ernie, for Merle Travis sings Charles Brown. That may not be everything you hoped it would be, but its pretty darn awesome. And I had never heard it before. And here I thought my collection was about as complete as it could be, especially on the older stuff. 80s, huh. Man, that's when I was reading every track list on every record in every store, too (I'd be there when they opened and they'd have to throw me out at closing time). How'd I miss it? School choirs, organ records, and assorted Nutcrackers aside, when you find something like that that I've never heard nor knew existed, you done good. Add it to my list of favorites from this year's shares. (Still no Mills Brothers, this year? Or did I miss them? Just askin'. ;^) )

Ernie said...

Stubby, I'm betting the Merle Travis record wasn't too well distributed. The artwork on it is a few clicks below professional, but not bootleg. Certainly not a major label or anything. And you wouldn't even had to flip this one over, it lists the Christmas title right there on the front cover! They also assign the writing credits to someone who I don't think wrote the songs.

No Mills Brothers yet, sorry. Saw it last night, will try to squeeze it in.

Barba-Chagrin Falls is a little corn crib if I recall correctly. It's pretty far outside Cleveland. I don't even remember the falls being anything worth naming a town after, but I'm sure they didn't look like that back when the naming took place.

Buster-I cut the record into tracks, and got 5 tracks with only 4 titles, or something like that. Probably cut something in half when it was just the musicians taking a deep breath or something. Not the biggest mistake I've made this season, I'm sure.

Buster said...

Chagrin Falls is indeed a Cleveland suburb, and an upscale one, too. The falls should not be described as little, but charming. They are right in the middle of town.

The city does not boast an Organ Pizza Parlor, however.

Kwork said...

Thank you very much!